Sacred Lyrics, Volumes 1-2

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B.J. Holdsworth, 1823 - Religious poetry, English
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Page 79 - And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Page 40 - Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. 15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
Page 23 - They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins, and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Page 4 - Though the night be dark and dreary, Darkness cannot hide from Thee ; Thou art He, who, never weary, Watchest where Thy people be.
Page 109 - O'er the world's tempestuous sea ; Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us, For we have no help but thee ; Yet possessing Every blessing, If our God our Father be. 2 Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us ; All our weakness thou dost know ; Thou didst tread this earth before us ; Thou didst feel its keenest woe ; Lone and dreary, Faint and weary, Through the desert thou didst go.
Page 24 - WHEN the worn spirit wants repose, And sighs her God to seek ; How sweet to hail the evening's close That ends the weary week...
Page 143 - WHEN on the fragrant SANDAL tree The woodman's axe descends, And she who bloomed so beauteously, Beneath the keen stroke bends, E'en on the edge that wrought her death, Dying, she breathes her sweetest breath, As if to token in her fall, Peace to her foes, and Love to all.
Page 65 - The love that seems forsaken, When friends in death depart, In heaven again shall waken, And repossess the heart.
Page 40 - And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee; open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and He saw: And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Page 50 - My pathway is not hid ; Thou knowest all my need ; And I would do as Israel did, — Follow where thou wilt lead. 4 Lead me, and then my feet Shall never, never stray ; But safely I shall reach the seat Of happiness and day. 5 And, oh ! from that bright throne I shall look back, and see, — The path I went, and that alone Was the right path for me.

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